Sep 17

Senate OKs condom handout in California prisons to cut disease, despite ban on sex behind bars

The California Senate approved a plan Monday that would require the state to hand out condoms at adult prisons, despite a ban on having sex behind bars. Read the full article at the link below... ...
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Sep 10

Helping homeless veterans remains a challenge

During a mental health summit organized by the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System last week, groups met to discuss what can be done to help homeless veterans and their mental health needs.   Read the full article at the link below... ...
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Sep 9

Norwalk to approve affordable housing zone changes

The City Council is expected to meet in a special session Thursday for final action on a zone change for two sites, one on Studebaker Road and the other on Pioneer Boulevard, designated for possible affordable rental units. Read the full article at the link below.. ...
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Sep 3


Los Angeles area events are held every Thursday, Friday and Saturdays in September from 2pm-6pm. No appointment necessary. Please click on the link for more details.. or Call 1-855-287-7867 to learn more about the free health screening events. ...
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Aug 12

L.A County's Housing Goal is 179,881 New Units by 2021.

As part of a state required process, every eight years cities and counties must updates their Housing Element plans, which requires them to account for how they will build the enough housing to meet the estimated needs of California's growing populations. Read the full article at the link below..    ...
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Aug 9

Officials Pledge More Housing Vouchers, Outreach to Homeless Vets

The country's top veterans affairs official has committed to ramping up funding to help Los Angeles County's more than 6,000 homeless veterans, local elected officials announced Aug. 1. U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki made the commitment at a meeting with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Los Angeles, and Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky last week ...
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Aug 1

Los Angeles public housing residents to receive digital literacy training, low-cost computers and WiFi access

The California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) is investing $300,000 with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) and non-profit organizations to develop a model to connect Los Angeles public housing residents to WiFi, provide bilingual digital literacy training and offer low-cost computers to residents, according to a press release. Read the full article at the link below.  ...
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Jul 9

South Gate uses federal funds for affordable housing units

SOUTH GATE — The City Council has allocated federal housing funds to two developers for the construction of affordable living units. Community Development Director Steve Lefever said the projects are the South Gate Senior Villas, 9927 San Antonio Ave.; and 8457 California Ave. TELACU/Pacific Development plans to add four one-bedroom affordable units at the San Antonio site, already occupied by a three-story,74-unit ...
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Jul 6

Do new HIV therapy guidelines go far enough?

  The World Health Organization’s new recommendation that people with HIV begin treatment with antiretroviral drugs sooner rather than later doesn’t go far enough, according to a prominent immunologist at the University of California, San Francsico Medical Center. Read the full article at the link below.. ...
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Jul 3

2 Men with HIV who had bone marrow transplants remain virus-free

Two HIV-positive lymphoma patients who received bone marrow transplants to treat their cancer no longer have detectable virus in their blood cells — even after stopping antiretroviral therapy in recent weeks, researchers reported Wednesday at the International AIDS Society Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Read the full article at the link below ...
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